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The [[Teleri]] were the third of the three peoples of the [[Elves]] to follow the [[Great Journey]] into [[Beleriand]]. They were more numerous than the [[Vanyar]] and the [[Noldor]] who came before them, and so rather less united: not a small part of this people had already left the host before it crossed the [[Blue Mountains]]. Once in [[Beleriand]], one of their lords, [[Elwë]], became lost, and many of his people refused to carry on to [[Aman]] until he had been found.  
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The '''Falmari''' were those of the [[Teleri]] who followed the [[Great Journey]] into [[Beleriand]] and reached [[Valinor]].  
  
So the great host of the Teleri were divided into many groups: the [[Sindar]], the [[Nandor]] and others remained in [[Middle-earth]], while Elwë's brother [[Olwë]] led the rest across the Great Sea to the [[Blessed Realm]]. These followers of Olwë are usually known simply as 'the Teleri', but they were properly just the branch of that people that dwelt west of the Sea. From their love of the ocean they were given the particular name '''Falmari''', a title only rarely used, that can be loosely translated as '''Sea-elves'''.
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Once in [[Beleriand]], one of their lords, [[Elwë]], became lost, and many of his people refused to carry on to [[Aman]] until he had been found.
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Elwë's brother [[Olwë]] led the rest across the Great Sea to the [[Blessed Realm]].  
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==Etymology==
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The name is [[Quenya]] and related to the word ''[[falma]]'' "wave". They are also simply known as 'the Teleri', but they were properly just the branch of that people.  
  
 
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Ted Nasmith - The Ships of the Teleri Drawn by Swans.jpg
Falmari
Race
DominionsAlqualondë, Tol Eressëa
LanguagesTelerin
Hair colorDark, sometimes silver
DistinctionsMade the swanships stolen by Fëanor during the Kinslaying
LifespanImmortal
MembersOlwë, Eärwen, Celeborn

The Falmari were those of the Teleri who followed the Great Journey into Beleriand and reached Valinor.

Once in Beleriand, one of their lords, Elwë, became lost, and many of his people refused to carry on to Aman until he had been found.

Elwë's brother Olwë led the rest across the Great Sea to the Blessed Realm.

Etymology

The name is Quenya and related to the word falma "wave". They are also simply known as 'the Teleri', but they were properly just the branch of that people.